Park Receives NSF CRII Award

April 10, 2018

Assistant Professor Hyun Soo Park received the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Computer and Information Science and Engineering Research Initiation Initiative (CRII) grant. Referred to as the "Mini CAREER Award", the goal of the NSF’s CRII program is to encourage research independence early in a faculty member’s career.

Park received the award for his proposal titled “Towards Learning Skills from First Person Demonstrations.” The project seeks to develop technologies that help people learn from expert demonstrations through first-person videos, while investigating potential problems people may face while learning through these demonstrations.

One of the team’s challenges is that current state-of-the-art computer vision systems assume footage of a subject is happening from the third-person point of view.  For example, typically when learning a new skill a student observes the expert in action. Park’s system will instead analyze skills from the point of view of the expert. These videos end up being highly dynamic, generating so much data that Park’s team will need to develop both new hardware and computational models.

Please join CS&E in congratulating Professor Park.  For more information about Park’s project and his CRII award please visit the NSF’s award abstract.

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